Arris Rails are used in the construction of Palisade or Closeboard Fencing. They can also be used as an alternative to square sawn rails or half-round rails for Post and Rail fencing.
Size and Lengths
The rails are made from 75mm X 75mm posts sawn diagonally to make 2 x triangular Arris rails. The rails can be supplied in lengths to suit the bay sizes required, ranging from 1.8m (6′) to 3.6m (12′). An Arris Rail is supplied either ended for use with mortised posts or unended for Arris Rail Repair Brackets.
3.6m (12′) Bays
We would not recommend using 3.6m (12′) bays unless you cannot avoid it. The rails can sag excessively; using 2 stumps can help.
Cutting Down (shortening) an Arris Rail
Sometimes an Arris rail needs to be cut down to make a short or part bay. You can easily do this with either a saw or anvil. The picture on the Closeboard Materials help sheet shows Arris that have been re-ended with a saw.
Help, Advice and more information
Do you need help or need a bit more information about Arris Rails, Closeboard or Palisade Fencing? Check out our Closeboard Materials and Palisade Materials help pages. Got a question about Arris Rails? Our Sales Team will be happy to help.